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What Is It When You Cough Up Little Mucus Balls
I sometimes cough up little balls of clear mucus. They are small and jelly like consistency. I have allergies and post nasal drip. What are these?
Allergies..: When you experience nasal allergies the mucus is collected in the upper respiratory tract and drains from your nose to the back of your throat sort to say. That is the clear mucus you are noticing. ...Read more
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
Hello Doctor, I have been experiences cough for about 2 months now. I have been to 3 or 4 doctors and nothing is helping. I have asthma and allergies. I have coughed up blood mucus twice in 2 months. I cough up small mucus balls every now and then. I have
Combination problem: I assume you have had a thorough history and physical with appropriate tests including lung function, chest xrays and CT of sinuses. Many people with chronic cough tend to have a combination of 1-asthma, 2-post nasal drip from allergies and/or sinusitis and 3-silent gastroesophageal reflux. All three must be managed. Don't brush aside #3 even if you don't feel heartburn. ...Read more
I have a cough I am a smoker and I often get a pain like a Charlie horse or muscle spasm across my ribs or under my ribs. I cough up small mucus balls?
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I cough up clear mucus with what looks like balls these range in size and colour what could this be and what should i do?
Probably a cold: Maybe an allergy. Allergy don't cause fevers or aches and pains. You might have swollen lymph nodes ("glands") in the neck with a cold. Allergies to outdoor environmental things like pollens are usually seasonal. Indoor things (dust) are all year round. Antihistamines are helpful as symptom reducers for allergies and are available OTC. Best for colds chicken soup. ...Read more
I have had a dry cough for four weeks now. Ut has gotten a little better but i still have it. I dont smoke and very little mucus. What can i do?
See details: You can see a doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more
I have lost my hunger ...only little eating since +3 weeks also last 1 week i have smooth cough with mucus...now i have blood in mucus at morning?
Not unusual: It is not unusual to sometimes get a bit of blood in mucus when you cough forceful or clear your throat repeatedly. Stay hydrated to thin mucus and reduce the need to cough or clear throat as much. If you are getting a teaspoon or more of blood/ bloody mucus when you cough or clear your throat, you should see you primary doctor promptly. ...Read more
While bronchitis is clearing, I know it's normal to still have a cough but is it normal to have a little congestion and mucus as well?
OK if you are better: Average time to cure a viral syndrome is 2 weeks - not unusual to have above symptoms as long as they are improving. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a cough after using advair? Also coughing up a small amount of mucus. Only used twice and stopped use per dr request.
Cough: Some people have irritation in their throat from their inhaler and can cough immediately following its use. If you are using the advair diskus, (salmeterol and fluticasone) it is a more common problem as it is a powder inhaler. I think you need to have your doctor review your treatment but you should be fine on the long run with it, and rinse your mouth after you use it to avoid oral thrush. ...Read more
I am getting over a cold, I have a lingering cough that has been accompanied by coughing up mucus, clear sometimes round jelly like balls. Am i ok?
Find it a hard time to take a deep breath and when I do take one i let a out a cough and sometime a little bit of mucus comes out. What could it be?
Respiratory issues: Difficulty breathing on exhalation with mucus production is commonly seen in asthma. Difficulty breathing on inspiration with a cough is commonly seen with vocal cord dysfunction. Some people have both. A physician can perform spirometry (lung function test) to assess and provide recommendations for a treatment plan. ...Read more
Hi! sometimes i cough out small yellowish/white (what feels like mucus) piece of food? What is it? Tastes unpleasant. How & why does it happen? Thnx!
Debris: You may have coughed up debris coming from the crypts or crevices of your tonsils. See your doctor for help. ...Read more
I'm having this cough again that is very dry with very little white mucus and sometimes won't go out and tightens my chest ?
I've had bronchitis last
Wet cough w/no other symptoms, little over a week. Mucus in chest that won't come up. Sharp pain when coughing. Causes?
Why does my cough after taste, taste like metal? ( Coughed a couple of times in the past two days though). Mucus this morning was little yellow.
See a doctor: the metal test after a cough could be concerning because sometime it could be the test of iron and that could mean that there is a blood might not be visible in you sputum so my advice go and see a doctor will examine you either will assure you or treat you of course there is a lot of other theory to explain the metal test as well good luck ...Read more
Hello, i find it a hard time to take a deep breathe and when I do take a deep breath i let a out a cough and sometime a little bit of mucus comes out ?
Short of breath: Do you have asthma? How long have you been feeling short of breath? This could be a few different things, you could have allergies, sinus infection, asthma to name a few. Try some over the counter allergy medcation and if that doesnt alleviate your symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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